The Resource Truganini

Truganini

Label
Truganini
Title
Truganini
Statement of responsibility
Cassandra Pybus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'At last, a book to give Truganini the proper attention she deserves.' - Gaye Sculthorpe, Curator of Oceania, The British MuseumCassandra Pybus's ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal woman who would wander across their farm on Bruny Island, in south-east Tasmania, in the 1850s and 1860s. As a child, Cassandra didn't know this woman was Truganini, and that Truganini was walking over the country of her clan, the Nuenonne.For nearly seven decades, Truganini lived through a psychological and cultural shift more extreme than we can imagine. But her life was much more than a regrettable tragedy. Now Cassandra has examined the original eyewitness accounts to write Truganini's extraordinary story in full.Hardly more than a child, Truganini managed to survive the devastation of the 1820s, when the clans of south-eastern Tasmania were all but extinguished. She spent five years on a journey around Tasmania, across rugged highlands and through barely penetrable forests, with George Augustus Robinson, the self-styled missionary who was collecting the survivors to send them into exile on Flinders Island. She has become an international icon for a monumental tragedy - the so-called extinction of the original people of Tasmania.Truganini's story is inspiring and haunting - a journey through the apocalypse.'For the first time a biographer who treats her with the insight and empathy she deserves. The result is a book of unquestionable national importance.' - Professor Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania
Summary
The name of Truganini is vaguely familiar to most Australians as 'the last of her race'. She has become an international icon for a monumental tragedy: the extinction of the original people of Tasmania within her lifetime. For nearly seven decades she lived through a psychological and cultural shift more extreme than most human imaginations could conjure. She is a hugely significant figure in Australian history and we should know about how she lived, not simply that she died. Her life was much more than a regrettable tragedy.
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10843917
Cataloging source
SALS
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Pybus, Cassandra
Dewey number
920.994
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography
  • History
Target audience
adult
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journey through the apocalypse
Label
Truganini
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_750170
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760873691
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Truganini
Control code
BORROWBOX:AAU_750170
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760873691
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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